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Managing vacation days with JIRA and Confluence

Here at Atlassian, we love using our own stuff. And when we’re not busy building kick-ass new products, we’re usually off finding new ways to use our stuff internally. Recently, Jeff Sinclair, our IT portfolio manager devised a clever way to combine the power of JIRA Service Desk and Confluence to manage employee leave. "We were able to put together an awesome user input form that is miles better than what we previously had.” - Jeff Sinclair, IT Portfolio Manager The problem In January,

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Every team needs kick-ass code reviews

Developing software often involves teams of people working together. As the team grows from one, to two, to multiple people, challenges begin to creep in and rob the organization of creative flow. It becomes harder to maintain a continuous culture across different people. Engineering groups are especially prone to these challenges as code is routinely shared between many people throughout the organization. Code reviews help spread knowledge and best practices around code across the team.  In this

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Visualize Development with JIRA 6.2

Unify issues and source like never before JIRA 6.2 is here, and we built it with developers in mind. In JIRA 6.1 developers could start coding right from JIRA by creating a branch. In JIRA 6.2 we continued to build on that foundation, and brought all of the components of the developer's world into JIRA. Each issue becomes a dashboard where you can not only start development, but see code all the way through to deployment. Developers can drill down into branches, commits, pull requests, code reviews,

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Stash has had the best pull request experience for a while now, but we're not about to rest on our laurels. In Stash 2.11, we're bringing you even better ways to review and comment on code. You can see what's changed more easily, and comment whenever and wherever you need to. Try Stash 2.11 today Side-by-side diff We built Stash to offer best-in-class unified diff view. At a glance, you were able to see in a single view what code had changed via the interleaving changes. While this is a good

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It's not just development teams that have the choice to go agile – Every team can, especially a marketing team. Yesterday, two of our very own Atlassian Confluence product marketers, Matt Hodges and John Wetenhall, hosted a live webinar sharing Agile best practices for product marketing that they've learned over the years, including: Agile basics like sprint management and retrospectives Planning, communicating, and executing on quarterly goals Making the best use of JIRA, Confluence,

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Track code changes in JIRA issues for Subversion, Perforce and more

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It has always been a huge priority for Atlassian to bridge the gap between code and issues, and make teams more productive. The newest release of  JIRA 6.2, with integrations into FishEye and Crucible 3.3, does just that by boosting the traceability between issues and source. The development panel in JIRA will give you all the source details from your repositories for Subversion, Perforce, Mercurial and more. Try it now Development status of your issues at a glance Does this issue have commits?

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